IPO: The Global Sustainability Trust – “Creating a better world” – The Global Sustainability Trust Plc (GSTR) is a new investment trust that aims to access investments that are creating a better world. GSTR’s primary focus will be on unlisted/unquoted private market investments (see page 5). GSTR’s manager can draw on the resources of Aberdeen Standard Investments, which has a c400-strong team dedicated to investing in private market investments.

The manager will deploy the money GSTR raises across a range of investment opportunities. Each of these will be selected to have both a positive environmental or social impact and to generate an attractive financial return. GSTR’s reports to its shareholders will detail how its investments are creating positive change as well as reporting investment performance. GSTR’s shares will be listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.

Long-term capital growth

GSTR aims to generate capital growth over the long term by investing in a diversified global portfolio, primarily consisting of private market investments, which aims to create positive measurable environmental and social impact. The portfolio will be positioned to generate attractive risk adjusted returns by investing in sectors of the investment market which are underserved by traditional investment funds. The portfolio may include investments in private equity, infrastructure, real estate, natural resources and private credit located around the world. These investments may be held directly, or indirectly via other funds (including those managed by the investment manager or its affiliates).

The details of the share issue, including the risk factors that investors should take into consideration, are more fully described in the prospectus published on 5 November 2018 and we urge readers to read this before making any investment decision.

IPO: The Global Sustainability Trust – “Creating a better world”